Mike Weber decommits
Four-star 2015 running back Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan) announced Saturday evening that he has decided to decommit from the University of Michigan and reopen his recruitment, according to his Twitter account.
I'm decommiting from the university of Michigan thank you Michigan for the love and support I'll remake my decision at the army bowl— Mikey (@mikeweber25) November 22, 2014
The hits just keep coming for Michigan both on and off the field, and things are likely going to get worse before they get better on the recruiting trail, at least.
ESPN's Tom VanHaaren says that Weber is still interested in the program.
Former Michigan RB commit Mike Weber says he's now considering Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, USC, Georgia and Wisconsin— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 24, 2014
.@Kilo1899 I believe that Michigan still has a chance to get Weber back— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 24, 2014
Regardless of the news from over the weekend, it looks like Michigan still may have a chance to bring Weber back, likely if/when a coaching change is made. Of the schools named above, I see MSU, OSU and USC as the biggest competition right now.
Not even 24 hours after he became available official to the rest of the nation, Weber received a pair of offers that could certainly be a factor, as well.
Michigan is now down to seven commits in the 2015 class and the number very well could continue to drop.
Notre Dame and Georgia offered former #Michigan commit Mike Weber tonight about 24 hours after he decommitted.— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) November 24, 2014
We'll see what happens with Weber, but for now the Wolverines are again without a running back in their 2015 class.
Keisean Lucier-South commits to UCLA
Continuing the trend of things not going Michigan's way on the recruiting trail this weekend, five-star elite 2015 pass rusher Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, California) announced on Saturday evening that he has committed to UCLA.
Lucier-South was Michigan's top remaining target on the board and the 19th overall player in the 2015 class, according to 247's Composite Rankings.
UCLA, meanwhile, has done a phenomenal job on the recruiting trail in the 2015 cycle. They've nabbed two five-star prospects on each side of the ball in Lucier-South and quarterback Josh Rosen, both who coincidentally had offers from Michigan and visited the schools.
Now that Lucier-South is off the board and Darian Roseboro decommitted about a month or so ago, expect Michigan to scramble late to fill the position late in the cycle.
Chris Clark reacts to Michigan's loss to Maryland
It was obviously a rough weekend for the folks in Ann Arbor both on the field and on the recruiting trail, and one of the commits who's status has been more up in the air than most gave his two cents on what's going on at U-M.
Four-star 2015 tight end commit Chris Clark (Avon, Connecticut) took to Twitter on Saturday to address his thoughts on the state of the Wolverines.
Man michigan has officially hit rock bottom— Chris Clark (@Clark8Chris) November 23, 2014
In many ways, he's not wrong, but this seems to further throw his name in the ring as a guy who looks like he will potentially land elsewhere if/when Brady Hoke and staff are fired.
Clark will take official visits to USC, UCLA, Texas and North Carolina, but has not set a date or said whether or not he will take an official visit to Michigan.
Brian Cole takes official visit to Nebraska
Last but not least, 2015 athlete commit Brian Cole (Saginaw, Michigan) took an official visit to Nebraska this weekend for their game against Minnesota.
Cole is certainly a candidate to bolt the class, as well. He has taken official visits to Wisconsin, Purdue and the above mentioned Nebraska. Michigan State and Ohio State are still threats as well.
That's it for Monday. Check back in with us next time for the latest in Michigan football recruiting news.